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Cherelle Griner, Wife of Olympic Gold Medalist Brittney Griner


Brittney Griner, a two time Olympic gold medalist, plays in the women’s national basketball association for the Phoenix Mercury. She has also been a six-time WNBA All-Star. But, recently she admitted that she had smuggled illegal drugs into America and pleaded guilty.

Cherelle Griner was a graduate of the North Carolina Central University of Law, May 2022

Cherelle Griner, a lawyer and legal professional, graduated May 2022 from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Brittney Griner, WNBA player is her wife. Griner, a lawyer by profession, has 79K Instagram followers.

Griner, who was arrested in Russia in May 20 for drug possession, has been held in Russia since then for almost 200 days. Cherelle has been an active advocate for Griner’s freedom despite all the difficulties. This helped Cherelle to be supported by many celebrities.

Cherelle has received assurances from the White House regarding President Obama’s efforts to release her husband. To ensure that the President’s efforts pay off, Cherelle also reached out to him.

When the news of Griner’s imprisonment broke, Cherelle took to social media to voice her concerns. Her friends and family have supported her. All of them are very kind and trustworthy.

Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to smuggling illegal drugs into the United States

Griner, who was twice a gold medalist at the Olympics, was taken into custody in February by Sheremetyevo airport on suspicion of trying to smuggle hashish oil into Ukraine. Russian customs officials located a small amount cannabis oil in Griner’s bag.

The crime she was accused of carries a mandatory 10-year sentence. Her lawyers claimed that her only use of marijuana was for medicinal purposes. They said the prosecutor’s request for a nine-and-a-half-year sentence was excessive.

Griner was sentenced to nine years in a penal colony in Russia. Experts suspect that the sentence she received may have been politically motivated.

President Obama’s administration has been working to get Griner out of jail. The White House declared in July that it was seeking to exchange Greiner with Viktor Bout (another American held in Russia) as a prisoner.

Cherelle Griner says that she is still working out how to make her new life work.

Cherelle Griner is the wife of Laura Griner (WNBA All-Star) and she’s excited to be back in the U.S. She also has to adjust to this new reality.

Griner was taken hostage by the Russian government in February after being found with cannabis-derived vape carts. Griner is currently awaiting an appeal to get a nine year sentence for drug possession.

Her release by Phoenix Mercury was her first American visit in 10 months. However, her wife is still behind bars.

Griner was freed as part of a prisoner swap. Viktor Bout was an American arms dealer who was released in exchange for Griner, WNBA’s top player. But it wasn’t a pleasant ride.

In fact, the re-united couple reportedly pulled an all-nighter on the day of her release. The couple have been together for three years, and they are re-discovering the parts of their relationship that was lost in Russia.

Cherelle Griner claims she is at her lowest moment

Cherelle Griner, wife of eight-time WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner, said she’s at her “weakest moment” in her life. Russia has taken the American olympian hostage.

Griner is serving a nine-year sentence for drug possession in Russia. On February 17, Griner was taken into custody in Moscow. In that moment, she was traveling to Russia to compete in the Russian Premier League’s UMMC Ekaterinburg. She claimed she was under a medical prescription that allowed her to smoke marijuana. However, cannabis is illegal in Russia.

Griner was convicted of possession cannabis oil. Police say she found her bag with vape cartridges that contained hashish oil in it. When she attempted to leave the airport, officers found the canisters.

Cherelle Griner believes Joe Biden “doing everything he can” in order to get her freedom

President Joe Biden assured Griner-Whelan families his administration was working hard to protect their loved ones’ liberty. And yet, the families are still waiting.

Brittney Griner was a former WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist. She has been held in a Russian prison since 2009. She appealed her sentence. The Griner family will hear the case on October 25th.

Brittney griner was caught with a cannabis cartridge in her backpack in Russia and arrested last February. She was charged with drug possession, and she has been sentenced. The Griner family has filed an appeal and hopes to negotiate a settlement before the appeal hearing.

A prisoner exchange was recently announced between the United States and Russia, but it was not clear whether or not Paul Whelan, the American who is serving a 16-year sentence in a Russian prison, will be part of the swap. The White House has asked Russia to take the offer.